Proud Mary? CCRs original version is just about as perfect a rock song as was ever made.
A matter of opinion and personal preference, I suppose. I like a few songs, but I've never been overly fond of CCR and I'm pretty certain that the Ike & Tina Turner Revue's cover of "Proud Mary" was my first exposure to the song (probably here
) and remains my favorite one.
That's just me, though.
It certainly is a matter of opinion and exposure. For me, one of the first ten LPs I owned was Bayou Country
by CCR. Beyond the long jams on the record, Proud Mary seemed to me then, and still now, to be 3:08 of perfect rock 'n' roll song writing and performance.
But I can certainly see any young boy being attracted by Tina Turner shakin' her booty. Those legs, man, those legs!
And "The Name of the Game" with Gene Barry. You're reaching now, M'Sharak
! I remember that show well. Part of a rotating series on NBC. Wasn't McCloud one of the other shows in rotation?